NUC Grants Salem University Approval To Run PhD, Other Post Graduate Programmes


The National Universities Commission (NUC) has granted approval to Salem University, Lokoja to run PhD and other postgraduate programmes.

The Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Alewo Johnson-Akubo, disclosed this while speaking with journalists in Lokoja on Thursday.

Johnson-Akubo said that the approval was communicated to the management of the university via a letter.

He described the approval from NUC as “an answered prayer.”

According to the Vice Chancellor, the approval was issued to the university to run PhD and other post graduate programmes in
Law, Accounting, Criminology and Security Studies, Business Administration, Public Administration Microbiology and Computer Science.

“This approval is to us a huge blessing added to our accredited undergraduate courses,” Johnson-Akubo said.

He said the university has begun to admit prospective candidates for the various approved postgraduate programmes.

“With this feat achieved by Salem University, interested candidates are free to apply to undertake any of the programmes from this moment.

“This is because Salem University, Lokoja has tremendously grown and enlarged in its academic standards, which has placed it among the best universities in the country.

“Our mission and vision, as a citadel of learning, is to train and raise change agents who are “Mentally alert, spiritually alive and intellectually developed to change their world,” the Vice Chancellor explained.



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